I originally wanted to do a Top 5 list for this post, but I rated fifteen books with five stars on Goodreads this year, so it was really hard for me to narrow it down to a Top 5!
If you disliked a book that I loved, I would love to know what you disliked about it in the comments.
10. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
This book took 80 pages or so before it finally got interesting. I did start to catch on to one of the plot twists, but I still found it surprising.
9. You by Caroline Kepnes
Super creepy book that stuck with me for days after!
8. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book made me branch out and try YA contemporary. I was pleasantly surprised by this entire series.
7. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
One of the first books I read in 2018. I thought the concept was fun and it was a quick read. Highly recommend as an easy sci-fi.
6. The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
This is probably the surprise book of the year for me. I did not expect much from this book, but I absolutely loved it. I was sobbing by the end, but it was a beautiful story.
5. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
This is a slow burn at times but well worth the read! I thought the idea was fresh and the dual perspectives kept the story interesting because I could never figure out what was coming next.
4. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Skip the Netflix movie (or at least read the book first). The second most terrifying book I read in 2018. Best read alone at night for the full effect!
3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I am not quite finished with this book at the time of writing this post, but the amount of twists and turns paired with a fresh idea has made me love this book. I can’t wait to read the sequels.
2. The Anomaly by Michael Rutgers
I listened to the audiobook of this on a road trip by myself. It was super creepy to listen to at night while driving. I also never predicted anything that happened.
1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This book caused me to branch out and read more fantasy this year. So many twists and turns and the cliffhanger ending got me! I wish I had time to do a re-read before the sequel next month, but I’m sure there is a recap I can lookup somewhere!